I have an ASUS A7V8X-X mobo with an 2700+ processor. Everthing has been ok for several months but when I turned it on last night the BIOS came up like I had hit the delete key. It was in the part where it shows the processor speed , I believe under advance settings, and it was wrong and had no setting for a 2700+. So I went to the section where it says to "load setup default, which I did, then pressed F10 and saved and then went into Windows. I went to the system icon in control panel and it showed my processor as a 1700+. I looked online to see what my settings should be and on one site it said that the 2700+ actually runs at 2171 mhz with a CPU frequency of 167 and a multiplier of 13 wich equals 2171 mhz so I set the bios to that manually. Upon further research, I discovered from AMD that it really runs at 2167 mhz with a CPU frequency at 166 and a multiplier of 13! I quickly changed the CPU frequency back to 166. My question is, did I do any harm to my CPU? Did I shorten it's life? As you can see by my continued use of socket A boards, I am a poor soul who has not much money for upgrades or replacement parts.
No harm dont I've oc the xp3200 since I got it and still going strong, as far as shorting life I think its a myth becase ever system I have is oced and the xp2500 is still running after all these years. MYTH, oc Life
supposedly you voided your warranty, but if u ever send hte chip back.. they will never know. Unless hte cpu keeps a log somewhere in cache about all its clock rates etc. no 1 will know but u and the ppl u choose to tell (well.. and every1 that looked at this post) but its only those who work at Amd that counts right?..